By Chuck Smith
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Want to read Roman authors? Need to expand your Latin vocabulary? This app will help you memorize TONS of Latin words fast! Thanks to its unique methodology, you will be able to learn up to 100 WORDS / DAY!
The app comes with an initial wordlist of over 1500 important Latin words, including word lists for reading particular authors. If you memorize all these, your understanding of Latin is bound to skyrocket. Updates will bring the word count even higher.
* app suitable for absolute beginner and intermediate students
* learn words in groups of 7
* all nouns have correct Genitive indicated
* irregular verbs have irregular forms indicated
* review while you learn more
* select which categories of words you want to learn
* choose to work on special vocabularies that will help you understand Caesar & Livy, Cicero, Ovid, Catullus or Aesop's fables (as related by Phaedrus)
What's New in Version 1.1
- study words Latin to English and now also English to Latin
Useful but. . .
The app is utilitarian but without graphic appeal. I very much like how I am able to cover so many words in a short amount of time but I think the design can be improved. Maybe have fewer words appear at a time so you have more than one line in which to fit the definitions. Some of these words like 'littera' have definitions compressed down to a ridiculously small font in order to fit in the space allotted for them. I'm sure a lot of programming effort went into its creating, and adding onto that there probably aren't very many people out there who use their phones as a means for learning Latin, but 4.99 seems a bit much for a purely utilitarian, indie style app without an appealing GUI, which is really what Apple's os is all about.
The vocabulary base seems to be plentiful but of course it doesn't hurt to add more in the next update.
Intense Latin does not live up to its promise. It does not allow the user to access the reading selections, which is a serious mistake. It is relegated to a lengthy list of vocabulary words, without offering the user the challenge of experiencing Latin in its written form. I was very disappointed.
GOOD BUT NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
APP NEEDS TO EXPAND ITS VOCABULARY TO AT LEAST 5000 WORDS. WHERE IS INTENSE FRENCH?!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 07, 2010
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 0.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Chuck Smith
- © 2010 Judith Meyer
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.